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Sinkhole causes temporary closure of original Lindo Michoacan in Las Vegas

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Posted at 8:31 AM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 22:31:58-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas favorite for many, Lindo Michoacan, has announced that a sinkhole is threatening the structural integrity of the building for its original East Desert Inn Road restaurant location. As a result, it is shutting down for the time being.

The company says the closure has forced over 80 people to be laid off -- suddenly -- and in the midst of the holiday season.

Read the full announcement below:

Never in the past 30 years since opening did anyone think we would find ourselves in the state we are in today.

2020 has been full of surprises that no one, not a single one, has ever asked for.

It is a scary and devastating time for Lindo Michoacan, as it has been forced to shut down and lay off over 80 people, in the midst of this holiday season.

On November 14, 2020 out of nowhere the walls began to crack, the Main dining room floor opened up and began to sink. After much inspection we found out the problem was not only in the main dining area but throughout the ENTIRE building. A sinkhole was threatening the structure's collapse from a pipe that had leaked causing water damage that may have been going on for some time.

The safety of our guests and employees is deeply important to us. We are currently working to fully evaluate the situation, including the extent of the damage so we can repair and be back to our wonderful daily routines, with it, the camaraderie we experienced with our guests.

Lindo Michoacan overcame burning down in 2002 (where we were closed from 2002 until January 13, of 2004). We overcame the 2008-2009 recession. We overcame the First corona virus shutdown (from March 17-May 22), and we WILL overcome this!!

So, in these hard times, we ask for your patience, love and understanding. Thank you and we continue to be forever grateful for your support

To learn more about Lindo Michoacan visit lindomichoacan.com.